Fall 2023

Registration for Fall 2023 is officially closed.  To inquire about remaining openings, please email question@myorch.org before submitting the form.

Please read the following information.
The link to the registration form is at the bottom of the page.

This fall Scrollworks is offering private lessons, group instruction and ensembles for orchestral instruments (winds, strings and percussion), piano and guitar to children ages 6 to 18, including students with disabilities.

All classes, lessons and ensembles will be in-person at St. Paul UMC on either Monday evenings (between 4 pm and 8 pm) or on Saturdays (between 9 am and 3 pm). Returning students who have been taking online lessons may continue. New students, please contact us about online lessons.

Our fall program consists of 12 classes/lessons, a mid-semester jury day, a final performance weekend with an all-day recital camp followed by a formal Solo Recital and a formal Concert for the group classes and ensembles.

This year, with the 2024 Paris Olympics in mind, our theme will be music with an international flair.

Group classes, ensembles and orchestra are 60 minutes.
Private lessons, music theory and the premier recorder ensemble are 30  minutes.
We serve a free lunch at noon on most teaching Saturdays for our families, staff and  church members.  (Please let us know if you would like to help serve or to  donate food, paper goods or drinks.)

The semester calendar is on the home page.
Click here for a handy printable version. Thanks, Dane Lawley!
Please do not register if you know your child will miss more than 2 lesson days.

Orientation for new families will be Saturday, August 12 at 9 am. Here's the schedule:
9 am - Violin sizing - for students new to violin or returning students who need a larger size or minor repairs or tuning
9:30 am - Theory test for ages 8+. For new students and any returning student who did not take a theory test last semester.
10:00 am - Basic info on our program. For all new students or returning students who did not attend Spring 2023 or Fall 2022.

Participation in the solo recital and/or the ensemble concert is required. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. (Out-of-town online students may submit a video.)

Recital Camp is required to participate in the ensemble concert. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.

Fees for 12 lessons/classes + jury + concert:

We loan instruments (if available) for a $25 refundable deposit.
Scrollworks encourages our students to use this loaned instrument in their school band or orchestra as long as they continue to fully participate in classes and ensembles at Scrollworks.


Classes for Each Child's Age and Skill:

Age as of Aug. 1, 2023. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

For Age 6, we offer an Instrument Explorer class on Saturday mornings. The class focuses on a different instrument family each semester and begins teaching rhythm and note reading. 

For Age 7, we offer beginning violin classes on Monday evenings and Saturdays.

Rhythm Band for Ages 6 - 8:
Saturday mornings
For Age 8+ (new beginners):
·Violin - Group classes are available on Monday evenings and Saturdays
·Viola - In-person private lessons on Mondays or Saturdays
·Cello - limited availability.  Email to inquire

·Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, - Group class on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
French horn, Tuba, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon - Group class on Saturdays.
(Limited availability of instruments to loan for tuba, saxophone,  oboe and bassoon.)

·Percussion - In-person group class on Mondays and Saturdays
·Guitar - In-person group class on Saturdays.
·Beginning Piano - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
For Age 8+ (at least one previous semester of instruction):
·Violin - Group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings and Saturdays. Online private lessons.
·Viola - 30 minute private lessons on Mondays & Saturdays. Online private lessons.
·Cello - In-person on Mondays and online private lessons for returning students only

·Winds - In-person group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings, and Saturdays.

·Chamber Strings Ensemble - By invitation from Bob Crosby. Email to enquire.

·Percussion - Group class on Mondays and Saturdays.
·Guitar - Group classes - placement based on skill level, offered on Saturdays.
·Piano - In-person private lessons on Mondays and Saturdays. Online private lessons for returning  students only.

Choir for Age 8+:
·In-person on Saturdays 

Orchestra for Age 8+ (at least one year of instruction):
Minimum skill level required. (We will contact you for more information.) Rehearsal on Monday evenings and Saturdays. (May attend either or both.)
Instrument lessons will be coordinated with rehearsal time.

Elective for Age 8+ (for those who already play an instrument):
·Music Theory - 30 minute group classes on Mondays and Saturdays. 
·Premier Recorder Ensemble  - 30 minute rehearsal on Saturdays. By invitation from Dane Lawley. Email to inquire

Click here for questions. ( question@myorch.org  )

Please provide additional information you think we should know in the comment section of the registration form.

Registrations are processed in the order received.

If you are ready to register, please click the button which will appear below once the form is ready. Note that payment of the $85 minimum fee is requested but not required to submit the form. You may adjust the amount to reflect your choices or zero it out if you can't pay at this time.

If payment is an issue please email Jeane Goforth.

After submitting, you should receive an automatic confirmation email. If you don't get that email, we didn't get your form. If this is a problem, email Ms. Goforth.

Please watch for any emails from Ms. Goforth with questions about your child's registration. Your prompt response is greatly appreciated.

You will receive an email with a personalized family schedule from Ms. Goforth (hopefully) by August 18 or, at the latest, the day before your classes begin (August 18 for Saturday lessons, August 10 for Monday lessons).

If you are new or haven't attended in awhile, please plan on attending orientation on August 12. If you don't need sized for a string instrument, please come at 9:30 am. If your child is younger than age 8, come at 10 am.